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Written By: daveski on January 21, 2010 2 Comments

The Berkeley Language Center’s Spring 2010 lecture series–featuring Professors Andrew Cohen (U of Minnesota), Jerrold Cooper, (Johns Hopkins U), Lera Boroditsky (Stanford), and the BLC Fellows Anna Maria Bellezza, Usree Bhattacharya, Minsook Kim, and Jason Vivrette–has been added to the Languages@Berkeley calendar. Check back with the BLC for more details, and […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on November 16, 2009 1 Comment
The Tourist is God

On Friday, November 13, Crispin Thurlow gave a talk at the Berkeley Language Center entitled Language, Tourism, and Banal Globalization, in which he “examine[d] some of the ways that language is commonly taken up in tourism’s search for difference, exoticity, and authenticity.” Using a Critical Discourse Analysis framework, Thurlow discussed […]

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Written By: daveski on May 5, 2009 1 Comment

If you have some time this Friday, there are going to be some great language events to go to.

First, Ana Celia Zentella, Professor Emeritus at UC San Diego and well-known for her prize winning book Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican children in New York, will be talking at the Center for […]

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Written By: daveski on February 26, 2009 3 Comments

Perusing the FIT calendar and checking my own schedule I notice a rarity in the language-at-Berkeley universe: two great-looking events going on at the same time:

1. BLC Spring 2009 Lecture Series — Alice Gaby, Professor, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley
Talk title: “When is West? Talking and Thinking about Time and Space”
When: Fri, February 27, […]

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Written By: daveski on February 18, 2009 No Comment

The Berkeley Language Center has announced its Spring 2009 Lecture Series. The lineup is as follows:

Feb. 27: Alice Gaby (UCB): “When is West? Talking and Thinking about Time and Space”
Mar. 4: José del Valle (CUNY): “Everybody’s Usage: The Politics of Grammar in the Hispanofonia”
Mar. 19: James Coleman (Open Univ., UK): “New Perspectives on Study Abroad: […]

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Written By: daveski on December 3, 2008 No Comment

Forwarding from the Berkeley Language Center: Everyone’s welcome to come to the Fall 2008 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Project presentations:

Translingual/Transcultural competence: an operational approach to the MLA report, by Désirée Pries, Lecturer, French
Crossing the Bridge: Shifting Perspectives on and in First-Year Turkish Through Film, by Jason Vivrette, GSR, Comparative Literature
Filmmaking and Foreign […]

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Written By: daveski on October 22, 2008 2 Comments

Last Friday, Professor Celeste Kinginger paid a visit to the Berkeley Language Center from Penn State University’s Department of Applied Linguistics. She gave a talk in which she explained how she’s now involved in a project researching the experiences of Americans studying abroad, and she argued that—despite the fact that the […]

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